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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    23 TONS??? Oh your poor back, shoulders, legs, hands.............EVERYTHING! Here is a gentle to make you feel better. How did you move it? and where are our pictures???

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    We moved the rock two shovels and two wheel barrows at a time. We had to bucket rock past the pool equipment and a/c unit because it’s a tight fit on our side yard. It actually took less time then we thought but there was definitely more then enough body pain! We have to put in edging for our grass and then we will lay sod this spring and be done. I’m just very thankful we don’t have an entire yard of dirt anymore!
    16x28 rectangular shotcrete pool, Pebblesheen Artic White interior, NPT Reflections Cool Aqua glass mosaic waterline tile, Belgard Esprit Crema Luna porcelain paver coping and Sundeck Spirit decking. Paramount PV3 infloor cleaner with Venturi skimmer, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Pentair Intellibrite and Globrite lights.

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    So we passed inspection and our interior will be done Monday! Can’t believe it’s only been two months since we started. I was sitting down and doing calculations on our costs versus the quotes we got from pool companies. The only thing we changed was from plaster interior to Pebblesheen which was an upgrade. We are saving $4800 off the lowest quote pool company which was one we probably wouldn’t have gone with because they are a small builder and I wasn’t super comfortable with them. Their quote was with plaster and would have cost us more for Pebblesheen so the money saved would have been even more. The company we wanted to go with, as I consider them the best, was $6k more then what it cost us but had acrylic lace decking instead of what we used. The highest quote we got was $14k higher then our actual costs. None of our quotes included our additional decking, only the pool coping. I’m posting this because I know a lot of people have questions about cost savings with owner builds. This is obviously our experience and others might not see the savings depending on how their project goes. I did a lot of research and found every one of our subs actually worked with large pool builders in the area. Overall I’m happy with the savings and the quality of work that was done. It was work for me being in charge of everything but lucky for me I’m type A and made it my goal not to just get a pool built but to also learn how a pool should be built before we started. Would I do it again? Yes! Am I happy we are almost done? HECK YES!!
    16x28 rectangular shotcrete pool, Pebblesheen Artic White interior, NPT Reflections Cool Aqua glass mosaic waterline tile, Belgard Esprit Crema Luna porcelain paver coping and Sundeck Spirit decking. Paramount PV3 infloor cleaner with Venturi skimmer, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Pentair Intellibrite and Globrite lights.

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    LOL on the follow up! Can't wait to see the finished pics!

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    I added pictures of our finished pool to my album that I posted earlier in this thread if anyone is interested. Just have to prep the ground for grass, install our metal edging and roll sod. Can’t wait to be done with dirt and have a finished yard!
    16x28 rectangular shotcrete pool, Pebblesheen Artic White interior, NPT Reflections Cool Aqua glass mosaic waterline tile, Belgard Esprit Crema Luna porcelain paver coping and Sundeck Spirit decking. Paramount PV3 infloor cleaner with Venturi skimmer, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Pentair Intellibrite and Globrite lights.

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    That pool and area looks great like it is now! When do you think you will do the sod? Will you do it or are you all DIYed out?? LOL

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    Getting our top soil in the next couple weekends. We already have our metal edging. Cement curbing is really popular in our area but I’m not a fan so we are using a more modern metal for or yard. We have about 1000sqft of grass going in to the left of the pool. We will finish off strong doing it ourselves. Honestly, I know if we do it ourself it will be done right. We still have to put pavers over our existing patio and plant some plants in an area to the left of the pool but the end is near. It will be nice to see my vision finally complete!
    16x28 rectangular shotcrete pool, Pebblesheen Artic White interior, NPT Reflections Cool Aqua glass mosaic waterline tile, Belgard Esprit Crema Luna porcelain paver coping and Sundeck Spirit decking. Paramount PV3 infloor cleaner with Venturi skimmer, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Pentair Intellibrite and Globrite lights.

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    We finished! We were going to wait until March to install our sod but it’s been so nice here we figured why wait. We might as well get to enjoy our yard this spring. We busted our butts prepping the area for grass, installing our metal edging and rolling sod. Very happy we were able to make my design and vision a reality. So nice to have everything cleaned up and not be dealing with a dirt yard ever again!! I put up some pictures of our entire yard and pool in my photo link earlier in this post. Another owner build pool and yard in the books!
    16x28 rectangular shotcrete pool, Pebblesheen Artic White interior, NPT Reflections Cool Aqua glass mosaic waterline tile, Belgard Esprit Crema Luna porcelain paver coping and Sundeck Spirit decking. Paramount PV3 infloor cleaner with Venturi skimmer, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Pentair Intellibrite and Globrite lights.

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    I am going to copy the link here to make it easier for everyone to see it. This needs to be seen by all!! It looks AWESOME!!!!!

    Library Slideshow by hellernichole21 | Photobucket

    Love everything about it! Have you been watering like mad to get the roots to take??? You do great work!

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    Thanks Kim! Yes we have been watering it down good. So relieved to have a nice green area for my daughter to run around in! We spent 3 hours pressure washing everything down yesterday to get the pool, deck and patio presentable. The amount of dirt everywhere was awful. Love living in the desert but hate the dirt!
    16x28 rectangular shotcrete pool, Pebblesheen Artic White interior, NPT Reflections Cool Aqua glass mosaic waterline tile, Belgard Esprit Crema Luna porcelain paver coping and Sundeck Spirit decking. Paramount PV3 infloor cleaner with Venturi skimmer, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Pentair Intellibrite and Globrite lights.

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    Did you have to use separate sub for the waterline tile and then the pebble finish or was it the same sub. I've got a shotcrete shell in my backyard at the moment and I'm trying to find subs to do the interior. If you could PM me who you used, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
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    We used different subs for each phase. Some interior places will do both but we opted for a company who just does tile and one who just does interior. I PM’d you.
    16x28 rectangular shotcrete pool, Pebblesheen Artic White interior, NPT Reflections Cool Aqua glass mosaic waterline tile, Belgard Esprit Crema Luna porcelain paver coping and Sundeck Spirit decking. Paramount PV3 infloor cleaner with Venturi skimmer, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Pentair Intellibrite and Globrite lights.

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    sounds like you were happy with the contractor(s) you used for interior. Would you PM me as well with names of those you used. Thank You.

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    Wow, I really like your porcelain pavers and coping set-up. Very modern look. Really like seeing pools that break the mold.

    Where did you source the pavers and coping?
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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    Pool coping and decking is awesome. Very nice.
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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    I like the color to the tile and final color of the water, I'm leaning towards something darker like this, whats it called?

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    Tnhell, really nice build! Seems like a lot of people ask about the byop approach, but you actually did it and wow...great results! Can you add some pictures of your equipment pad to your album? Some of us geeks enjoy those too, haha.
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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    Can I please get a list of the subs you used (and any you wouldn’t recommend)? I’m about to start an OB project here in the valley.

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    We bought the pavers through a local company, Preach Building. They are Belgard, so a common brand of pavers. Not every supply company carries them and I found that the price varied widely so I’d definitely price check around! Our coping pavers are 24”x24” all around the pool. The series is Esprit and color is Crema Luna. The plank pavers are 24”x48 and are a wood look pavers series Sundeck color Spirit. Hope that helps.
    16x28 rectangular shotcrete pool, Pebblesheen Artic White interior, NPT Reflections Cool Aqua glass mosaic waterline tile, Belgard Esprit Crema Luna porcelain paver coping and Sundeck Spirit decking. Paramount PV3 infloor cleaner with Venturi skimmer, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Pentair Intellibrite and Globrite lights.

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    Re: Owner build in Peoria, AZ

    Interior is Artic White Pebblesheen and the waterline tile is NPT tile Reflections Cool Aqua. Pool is a beautiful crystal aqua blue color. We were going for the water in the Caribbean and are happy with our choice.
    16x28 rectangular shotcrete pool, Pebblesheen Artic White interior, NPT Reflections Cool Aqua glass mosaic waterline tile, Belgard Esprit Crema Luna porcelain paver coping and Sundeck Spirit decking. Paramount PV3 infloor cleaner with Venturi skimmer, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Pentair Intellibrite and Globrite lights.

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